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2003 GSX-R600 1st?

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Hi all,

I'm new here and this is my first post. I'm a newbie and I'm totally spooked after reading the posts on this site for over an hour. I just bought my first bike, an 03 GSX-R600. For the money I would have spent on a used bike of my liking (I know I'm picky) this time of year in the seasonal northeast, the difference in monthly payments for a leftover from 03 was minimal. However, you have all got me thinking I may have gotten in over my head. I've got all my gear now, jacket, helmet, gloves, etc. and I've passed the MSF course, but I'm wondering if that's not enough. I've only been out on the roads a few times, and things have gone well so far as I'm taking it nice and slow, learning at my own pace. However, right turns are a still a little challenging and I haven't got caught on an incline yet, but I've practiced a little in my driveway which has a slight incline. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance...
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Did both...had a buddy who is an experienced rider take it from the dealer to a parking lot where I practiced for a while. Then I hit the calm quiet backroads. Today I cruised som nice roads, fairly slow but curvy/hilly to help me get a feel for the leaning and balancing of the bike.

The frame sliders are a top priority, I've been calling the dealer every day to check and see if they've arrived yet (they're currently on backorder).

Thanks again...
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